Program Schedule for 2020

All events will be held at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse unless otherwise noted.  
All programs are conducted by, or in cooperation with, the Schuylkill County Department of Parks and Recreation.




****Zumba Fitness

***Classes Set to Restart 6/29***

Every Monday (except holidays) from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5.00 per class
Contact Denise for more details
717-269-3214 or
Deniseswonger@gmail.com




****Intro to Disc Golf 

            ***RESCHEDULED - DATE TBD***


Free Disc Golf clinic hosted by Coal Region Disc Golf Club and co-sponsored by Play It Again Sports! Looking for individuals who are new to disc golf or want to try out a new sport. Want to pick up some tips to help get a good understanding of the sport and have fun in the process? Join local, experienced disc golfers, at Sweet Arrow Lake on May 9th, for a hands on clinic teaching the basics of one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Any skill level welcome! Free and open to the public.

Participants will receive: 1 free Innova Aviar Putter, and a $10 gift certificate to Play It Again Sports!  
Must Pre-register, Contact Justin at: JUSTINLYONS39@ICLOUD.COM
Limited to 20 registrants






****Canoe and Kayak Rental Concession
Opens at the Canoe Launch near the Clubhouse on 6/20/20

***COVID RESTRICTIONS***

* Masks REQUIRED to interact with the Boat Attendant
* 1 Person per Group to handle waivers and transaction 
* Required sanitation of equipment and boats may result in shortages    during peak use


Canoes, Kayaks, Rowboats. $10.00/hour, $17.00 for two hours, $25.00 for 3 hours, $40.00 for 4 hours. **CASH or CHECK ONLY**
Canoes and rowboat seat up to 3, kayaks seat one. PFD and paddles are supplied.
Saturdays, Sundays, July 4th and Labor Day Monday Only. Watercraft available on a first come first serve basis.
Times are 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
On weekends after 11:00 AM call 570-345-3537. 
Last rental is at 6:00 PM. All boats must be returned by 7:00 PM.
Rentals will be made if weather and lake conditions permit and staff is available.
Disc Golf Rentals- Same location and hours as boat rentals. $20.00 deposit/rental returned when 3 discs are returned. 



****How Indians Communicated without Electricity
Sunday July 12th, 2-4pm at the Small Leadership Pavilion at the Waterfall Parking Lot

**Due to Covid-19 restrictions the program will be limited to 40 attendees. Reservations are required, please call 570-527-2505. 
Masks will be required!***

If Indians did not use sign language or smoke signals, how did they relate to each other in different ways? Learn about Indian communication methods with Dave “Big Owl” McSurdy. Children will also make a Petroglyph Rock to take home. Repeat participants welcome


****Yoga for All Ages

    ***CANCELLED***

 Young people from ages 8+ and seasoned folks (my age…60+). “Porcupine Pat” will show postures like the Tree, the Bridge, and the Warrior. Bring a big towel or a yoga mat.  


****Sweet Arrow Splash

    ****CANCELLED***

A good way to cool off and also better appreciate the aquatic critters in a creek study of the Upper Little Swatara Creek. Join naturalist Mike Centeleghe for a water adventure in search of mayflies, crayfish, water pennies and more! Meets in the Waterfall Road pavilion parking lot. Recommended for ages 6+.  



****American Indian Spiritual Beliefs
Sunday, July 19th at 2:00PM in the large pavilion by the clubhouse

**Due to Covid-19 restrictions the program will be limited to 40 attendees. Reservations are required, please call 570-527-2505.
Masks will be required!***

Learn about American Indians’ Spiritual Beliefs through the retelling of stories, and demonstrations of cultural items. The program is hosted by Dave “Big Owl” McSurdy and is free and open to the public. 


****The Bugman
Wednesday, July 22 @ 8pm at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse.  
(Raindate will be July 31) 

**Due to Covid-19 restrictions seating for the inside portion of the program will be limited to 50% capacity. Reservations are required due to limited seating!  Masks will be required! For reservations please call 570-345-8952**

Ryan “the Bugman” Bridge has been involved with the study of insects for over 40 years. He has been presenting insect education programs for groups of all ages and says “everyone loves insects… they just don’t know it yet!” Ryan will join us at the Clubhouse to present “Mother Nature’s Night Life.” 
What do insects do at night? How do they see in the dark? The ultra-violet world, in which insects live, has always intrigued Ryan and he’ll detail anatomy and life-cycle, while keeping the main focus on nocturnal insects. During the indoor segment of the program, Ryan will present information about nocturnal bugs. You’ll have the opportunity to hold some of the largest LIVE bugs in the world! Next, we’ll go outside where Light Stations will be set-up to attract insects. The audience will venture into the darkness to see just what is… flying, crawling and hopping around at night. 
This program is recommended for ages 8 and older. Please wear appropriate outdoor footwear and bring a flashlight or headlamp. 
This program is FREE and open to the public and is sponsored by the Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association.  For reservations please call 570-345-8952



****SALCA Plant Swap 
Saturday Sept 12 at 6pm at the Waterfall Pavilion

As you are working in your garden, pot up extra plants, label them and bring them to the plant swap. Bring your extra plants from dividing or seedlings and swap for an equivalent number of different plants. Includes flower, herbs, veggies, house plants, trees/shrubs, grounds cover, and bulbs/tubers. Please label using popsicle sticks, recycled plastic spoons and forks, or tabs cut from plastic milk jugs or plastic clamshell strawberry/fruit boxes. Questions call 570-345-2637.


****Wee Ones Walk—Autumn Adventure
 Saturday, October 3 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Meets in the Waterfall Road parking lot
Heighten your child’s natural curiosity during a sensory nature walk with “Porcupine Pat” of the Schuylkill Conservation District. The walk focuses on colors, textures, shapes, sounds and smells found in nature. Recommended for children ages 3 and above.  


****Savvy Stewardship
Sunday, November 15th from 2- 4 pm. Meet at the large pavilion near clubhouse.

Develop your stewardship skills in caring for woodlands including the trees, wildlife, and water resources. Learn how to properly prune a branch from a tree, select trees for home heating fuelwood while leaving the best for wildlife and timber, rejuvenate mature apple trees back into production, and many more easy to do and practical stewardship tips that you can use on your property. The walk and how to demonstrations will be conducted by Frank Snyder, retired forester and certified arborist. 

Be sure to dress for the weather. This program is free and open to the public. All ages welcome!

Program is sponsored with the Schuylkill County Conservancy.
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